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Grateful Dead Live at Deer Creek Music Center on 1990-07-19

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Grateful Dead Live at Deer Creek Music Center on 1990-07-19

Topics Live concert

Jack Straw ; They Love Each Other ; Desolation Row ; Row Jimmy ; Picasso Moon ; Althea > The Promised Land Victim Or The Crime > Foolish Heart > Playing In The Band > China Doll > Uncle John's Band > Drums > Space > All Along The Watchtower > Black Peter > Not Fade Away
Encore U.S. Blues

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Deer Creek Music Center
Location Noblesville, Indiana

Source Soundboard


DSBRD> DAT> CD-R> EAC> SHN; via Garcia420 to abgd


Reviewer: getdownandrow - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 16, 2014
Subject: I like to ...
… record streams. I use WireTap it's so simple you can capture anything that is on streaming audio, these matrix tapes sound very good recorded, one long file then you edit it into tracks and you have a show.
Reviewer: JamsOnly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 8, 2012
Subject: 7/19/90
Highlights: Desolation Row, Row Jimmy, China Doll, Black Peter.
Reviewer: GarciaGrateful - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 5, 2011
Subject: What a Gem!!!
I'm so glad I stumbled upon this show. Great versions of some of my favorite Dead tunes. A high energy Jack Straw. A FLAWLESS and beautiful They Love Eachother. And one of the best Foolish Hearts I have heard (Alpine '89 still blows this one away in my view). Oh! and Phil's bass! So LOOOUUDD! Got to love it!
Reviewer: sparkyperry - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 2, 2010
Subject: Memories...
So glad that this site exists! Listening to these shows brings back great memories of old friends. I think this was the best show of the three! Desolation Row was superb. NFA was incredible! the crowd went on with the chorus forever until the boys came back with US Blues.
Reviewer: TennesseFred - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 19, 2008
Subject: AMAZING!!!
After utilizing this incredible site for the past few years, I've come to the realization that everytime I think I've blown my mind, I listen to a show like this and have to reconsider what's mindblowning!!! The Jack Straw is upbeat and solidly played...umm Jerry??? I've never quite heard a guitarist who could keep rhythm and lead like he could, what a rare talent. Victim -> Foolish is truley rewarding. As previously posted, I would most definetley appreciate a copy of this show so I can enjoy and share alike!!
Reviewer: billykfan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 13, 2007
Subject: Great Recording
Never made it out to Deer Creek but always seemed that they played the venue perfectly. the sound quality on this is tremendous and is a keeper. I have to agree on the Victim/Foolish. it seemed that Jerry and Brent loved playing that together.
Reviewer: Tito&Smokey - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 15, 2007
Subject: Foolish Heart
Killer Foolish with Brent.Top 5 Foolish all-time
Reviewer: drgnw/mtchs - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 25, 2007
Subject: Victim
This has to be one of the best Victims played, hands down.
Reviewer: wi head - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 21, 2007
Subject: good solid show
no huge sparks but solid pretty much all the way through. good tleo and peter which were to often not so good. i'd agree with dcj though about the desolation row alpine 89. definitley the best. this one doesn't really come close. i could see some one giving this a 5, ill give it a 4.
Reviewer: Burnt Rich - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 20, 2007
Subject: Anyone have this show downloaded?
I have had the DSBD copy on Maxell for 16 years---I only play it a few times a year so I do not lose the early generation SBD copy I have so treasured. If anyone out there has this downloaded and could burn a copy--I will more than cover an necessary fees-efforts to get this gem on CD. Please contact me @ if you can help me out.
Mucho gracias. It would mean the world.....

update 7/20/07
Thanks Rob V. for sending a copy my way and thanks to you others who offered the same. Thank you all .
Reviewer: Pourik - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 19, 2007
Subject: Oh yeah...
Puts her hands in her back-pockets...Betty Davis style..
Reviewer: homer4bama - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 16, 2007
Subject: eclipsed?
The night before was magical, but not to be outdone this night, the boys came out and laid on us another fantastic night, complete with a rare China Doll.
Reviewer: Mellowman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 15, 2006
Subject: Another gift
This is just great. My run was '82 until the end. So like many I am partial to the Brent years. As others have said the Desolation is well worth repeated listens to this show.
Reviewer: sydthecat - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 15, 2006
Subject: Superb!
One of my favourite 90's Playin's. A surprise China Doll that had me weeping. A great show all around and no small feat considering the outstanding show the day before. Go get it!
Reviewer: nambo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 14, 2006
Subject: The Creek
What a great time I had at these shows. Drove from Buffalo, NY. The sweetest Row Jimmy ever! Really! So glad to be able to hear these wonderful shows again. Thank You Archive for bringing such great memories back..Love Ya!
Reviewer: clayb - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 26, 2006
Subject: Superb 3 Night Run at Deer Creek...
The weather was perfect. The humidity was low. The shows were sold-out bigtime. The Grateful Dead stepped up to the plate and delivered solid performances. The audience was tickled-pink to be there. Expectations were high, and the Boyz didn't let anyone down.

The Audience recordings of this run capture the crowd's energy level; seek them out if possible. The 7.19.1990 'Black Peter > NFA' will get you pumped-up via the audience recordings out there versus the bored recordings -but either will make a fan proud!

These were all hot shows~ :)

Reviewer: Philzone - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 23, 2006
Subject: Missing Jerry
Great Quality - I truly believe that the brent years produced some of the tightest playing shows ever. Has anyone herd of Jeff Matheson-he plays with the zen tricksters-he plays and sounds just like jerry. He played with phil once and phil got scared so he wont play with him anymore.
Reviewer: dcj - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 20, 2006
Subject: top 5 desolation's
This one is good, but I find the version of desolation from alpine valley 89 to be the definitive hair raising goose bumper. Jerry's trickles, solo's and colorings of Bobby's lyrical work are just outstanding, and lead the listener by the hand and heart, into that realm of emotion within his playing that is so pure, exposed, and beautiful. My top desolation, hands down.
Reviewer: Solo Head - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 5, 2006
Subject: looka here yer honor
How this version of desolation did not make it onto "Postcards..." is beyond the pale.
5 star 1st; 3 star 2nd.
Reviewer: nickajack13 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 21, 2006
Subject: Wow
Thank you so much! I attended this show and have had AUD tapes for years, but the quality here really sparkles. And kudos to the other reviewers, upon listening this really is one of the best Jack Straw renditions I ever heard. Bobby was definitely fired up!
Reviewer: Dead Forever - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 30, 2006
Subject: nyc deadhead
I attended these two deer creek shows -- my first venture out west -- and loved every minute of it. everything fell into place: the weather, the awesome parking lot scene, the lax security, the band playing "ON". The previous night's first set was the best of the run, but the first set on the 19th was awesome, too. I have always looked for a clean copy of this one. This is it.
Reviewer: pvcnova - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 1, 2005
Subject: Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
The sound is crystal clear (even the mp3 files), and the Boys simply smoke. Sure, there are a few flubs here and there, but no show was ever completely flawless. Picasso Moon and Althea are excellent, as is the first half of the second set. A very, very solid late Brent-era show. Get it.
Reviewer: maxwell3 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 4, 2005
Subject: Deer Creek
The quality is outstanding, and the first set is magnificent. One of the best Jack Straws ever, and the Row Jimmy has an excellent Brent solo. Jerry lets him go on, and then comes in with this line that just gives me the shivers.... Excellent show from the 90's with Brent at top form.
Reviewer: maxwell3 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 4, 2005
Subject: Deer Creek
The quality is outstanding, and the first set is magnificent. One of the best Jack Straws ever, and the Row Jimmy has an excellent Brent solo. Jerry lets him go on, and then comes in with this line that just gives me the shivers.... Excellent show from the 90's with Brent at top form.
Reviewer: dougly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 29, 2005
Subject: A definite beauty
Well, I actually got to listen to this show after being in a time-scrambled haze the first evening. I much prefer this show to the first night. The Althea is really intense and i think the Row Jimmy is really the quintessential version for me- the solo after the first verse is absolutely beatiful and strange and the singing is very deeply felt. The second set is fantastic. Playin jam is other-worldly, beautiful china doll, (I could skip on the Watchtower to be honest, but I've never liked the Dead's take on it all that much), strong Black Peter, and a really exciting, unique, and well played NotFade Away- really great jam.
Reviewer: dmilks - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 3, 2005
Subject: Wow
If nothing else, listen to the Althea...After you do that, you will HAVE to hear the remainder...Jerry just rips EVERY tune. He was just on fire this night.
Reviewer: amaher - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 29, 2005
Subject: 2 for 2
After night one I found myself at Phil's feet for night two--5 stars for completely selfish reasons--It's hard to say which night was better. That Victim craziness going into Foolish Heart knocked my shoes off I loved the China Doll between the Playin' and UJB--NFA w/o a Throwin' is always a nice surprise
And Mr Milks yoyo on the Althea--always loved this song Peace
Reviewer: lobster12 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 5, 2005
Subject: still holds up
gans played a ton of this on Dead head hour in the early 90's. I then upgraded to the whole show from a local LA radio program. Went back and listened again and this show still holds up. Solid overall. Big smiles remembering the great 89/90 run this band put together
Reviewer: Tito&Smokey - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 24, 2005
Subject: Foolish
Killer Foolish with Brent.Top 5 Foolish all-time
Reviewer: budfox - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 4, 2005
Subject: "Peak At The Creek"
Reviewer: Mark Michaels - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 30, 2005
Subject: Better than the previous night???
What's amazing about this show to me is the fact that the boys were able to sustain the feeling and energy from the previous night, from the first notes to the last. Absolutely, positively the best back to backs shows I ever saw.
Reviewer: captain_trip_420 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 21, 2005
Subject: Victim > Foolish
Ah. The 90's. This show is great among other shows during this period. The Victim > Foolish is smokin' gotta love the crazy sound effects Mickey pulls out.
Reviewer: jimbee33 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 11, 2005
Subject: Excellant
Excellant musicianship.. suprised me the change in overall quaility compared to early '70's shows (and those were GREAT!!) Good energy.
Reviewer: deadtothecore - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 27, 2004
Subject: Sam ol'
smoking hot performance from the boys in 1990. TLEO smokes! The mix is fantastic. Bascially its all good. Loved to have been at this one. Extremely grateful for the archive.

Worthy of the 5 star rating. Seriousely.
Reviewer: joman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 14, 2004
Subject: Kind Jack Straw
All I have to say is this is one of the best versions of Jack Straw ever!
Reviewer: Johnny C2k4 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 1, 2004
5ive stars ***** %5
letters TIGHT
WTG boys glad i have this show bk. :) Johnny C
Reviewer: mardon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 6, 2004
Subject: Underrated Gem
This show was played on the GDH a long time ago and is one of my favorites. Every song in the first set is beautifully done. Great Garcia solos on TLEO and Row Jimmy, Brent is on throughout, and the Desolation Row has a unique bounciness to it. Great sound quality, too.
Reviewer: swany - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 12, 2004
Subject: Decent show
Good energy, excellent sound quality.
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